Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of chiseler.

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  • n. a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud

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Examples

  • Vary the story to take in the white collar worker, the ice man let out with the coming of the frigidaire, the clerk displaced for the young graduate, vary it to include, if you will, the "chiseller" and the exploiter, but remembering that suffering, need, idleness and despair play their own part in turning the man who cannot work into the man who will not work.

    Canada's Problems in Relief and Assistance

  • That guy in Windsor was a chiseller, Chris, out for a fast buck.

    Fathers & Sons

  • Reuben and the son were piking it down the quay next the river on their way to the Isle of Man boat and the young chiseller suddenly got loose and over the wall with him into the Liffey. —

    Ulysses

  • The chiseller proved no problem this particular evening.

    The Great California Game

  • The old dear was nothing more than a fly little chiseller, a wheeler scavenging on the fringes of the tourist crowds.

    The Vatican Rip

  • " Nor does it serve as an escape from the responsibility of moral judgment: unless one is prepared to dispense with morality altogether and to regard a petty chiseller and a murderer as morally equal, one still has to judge and evaluate the many shadings of -gray" that one may encounter in the characters of individual men.

    The Virtue of Selfishness

  • (Telugus), who are also known as Thapatkari (tapper or chiseller),

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • -- Reuben and the son were piking it down the quay next the river on their way to the Isle of Man boat and the young chiseller suddenly got loose and over the wall with him into the Liffey.

    Ulysses

  • He was not pale like the rest, for he was not afraid of the chiseller, and the generous flush of a righteous indignation mounted to his calm face.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

  • Alone with his brother, Marzio might possibly have exhibited some sensibility, but while the young man who had violently silenced him a few moments earlier was looking on, the chiseller would continue to be angry, and would not forget the humiliation he had suffered.

    Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster

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